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: Greenwich Time Signal; Mainly for Women: Family Affairs

Introduced by Betty Lait.

Danger in the Home: Falls
The second of six programmes arranged in association with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, the British Red Cross Society, and Casualties Union.

My Family Life
Sheila Sim

Helping Your Child to Paint
Fay Pearce

Tell Me, Doctor
Dr. Winifred de Kok replies to viewers' letters.
Letters should be sent to: Dr. Winifred de Kok, [address removed]


Presenter: Betty Lait
Speaker (My Family Life): Sheila Sim
Item presenter (Helping Your Child to Paint): Fay Pearce
Item presenter (Tell Me, Doctor): Dr. Winifred de Kok
Producer: Beryl Radley

: Watch with Mother: The Flowerpot Men

For the Very Young
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings
Gladys Whitred sings the songs
Peter Hawkins speaks the voices
Maria Bird writes the songs and music
(A BBC Telefilm)


Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred
Voices: Peter Hawkins
Songwriter/music: Maria Bird

: Songs for You

Lester Ferguson brings Songs for You with Albert Marland at the piano.


Singer: Lester Ferguson
Pianist: Albert Marland
Presented by: Richard Gilbert

: In Town Tonight

(A BBC telerecording of last Saturday's broadcast)


Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: Out of Town

Barrie Edgar, in the Birmingham studio, invites you to meet personalities from different walks of life.


Presenter: Barrie Edgar

: Children's Television

The adventures of a boxer puppy drawn by Tim.

Bobby in France: 3: At the Restaurant

Eamonn Andrews opens the Playbox and his young assistants join in the games.
"The Hot Chestnut Man" is Johnny Morris.

(to 18.00)


Artist (Bengo): Tim (William Timym)
Producer (Bobby in France): John Hunter Blair
Bobby: Nicky Edmett
Tess: Patricia Morton
Claude Leblanc: Yves Ratier
Madame Leblanc: Paulette Preney
Monsieur Leblanc: Andre Maranne
Presenter (Playbox): Eamonn Andrews
The Hot Chestnut Man (Playbox): Johnny Morris
Producer (Playbox): Cliff Michelmore

: Highlight

People, events, comments of today introduced by Geoffrey Johnson Smith.


Presenter: Geoffrey Johnson Smith

: The Grove Family: Leaving Home: Part 1

by Michael Pertwee and Roland Pertwee.


Writer: Michael Pertwee
Writer: Roland Pertwee
Director: Richard West
Producer: John Warrington
Mr. Grove: Edward Evans
Mrs. Grove: Ruth Dunning
Pat: Sheila Sweet
Jack: Peter Bryant
Daphne: Margaret Downs
Lennie: Christopher Beeny
Jean Macfarlane: Edwina Randell
Clarence Marsh: Michael Ward

: Sportsview

Spotlighting news, views, and personalities from the world of sport.
Introduced by Brian Johnston.


Presenter: Brian Johnston
Editor: Paul Fox
Editor: Ronnie Noble
Presented by: Alan Rees

: Floodlit Association Football: England v. Scotland

(under 23)
See above

The last half hour of this under-23 intermediate international match televised direct from the Sheffield Wednesday ground, Hillborough.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Presented by: William Cave

: Songs for the Asking

Rae Jenkins provides Songs for the Asking in reply to viewers' requests for songs that bring back special memories.

Magda Laszlo (soprano), Raymond Nilsson (tenor), Martin Lawrance (bass), Penarth Ladies' Choir (Chorus-Master, Hubert C. Williams), Treorchy Royal Welsh Male Choir (Chorus-Master, Tom Griffiths)
BBC Welsh Orchestra (Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Interviewer, Franklin Engelmann
Before an invited audience at Sophia Gardens Pavilion, Cardiff

(Magda Laszlo and Raymond Nelson appear by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)


Presenter/Violinist: Rae Jenkins
Soprano: Magda Laszlo
Tenor: Raymond Nilsson
Bass: Martin Lawrance
Singers: Penarth Ladies' Choir
Chorus-Master: Hubert C. Williams
Singers: Treorchy Royal Welsh Male Choir
Chorus-Master: Tom Griffiths
Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Philip Whiteway
Interviewer: Franklin Engelmann
Director: Meurig Jones
Producer: David J. Thomas

: Mozart 1756-1956

A film made in Salzburg during the celebrations of the two-hundredth anniversary of his birth.
(A BBC Television film)

: At Home: Kenneth Horne

Introduced by Hywel Davies.


Interviewee: Kenneth Horne
Presenter/interviewer: Hywel Davies
Presented by: Humphrey Fisher

: Prompt Corner: 6: The Experts

A series of stories written and told by Barry Letts.
Followed by The Weather and Close Down


Writer/storyteller: Barry Letts

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